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My client who are an industry leading institution within the Biotechnology space are currently recruiting a temporary research Assistant. You will be responsible for contributing towards the oligonucleotide synthesis process and quality control within groundbreaking nucleic acid therapies.
* Perform the synthesis, purification and Quality Control of several classes of Nucleic Acid Therapeutic* Manage instruments, reagents and chemical resources efficiently* Support Scientists carrying out methods development for the production, purification and characterization of new Acid Nucleic Therapeutics including new conjugates* Troubleshoot and maintain synthesis procedures and instrumentation* Carry out analysis (using the appropriate Quality Control methods) and report data (verbal and written report)* Keep excellent scientific records and implement databases* Contribute to lab meetings* Maintain a good knowledge of the relevant literature and of the wider field and actively promote this to the group* Support Junior and Senior Scientists as required* Support the Lab Manager undertaking lab management duties such as lab and equipment maintenance, H&S administration, inventory, databases.
Essential selection criteria
* Hold a relevant degree in chemistry or related filed* Experience of working in a laboratory, preferably translational and related to Nucleic Acid Therapeutics* Experience in solid support synthesis of oligonucleotides* Experience in reverse phase and ion exchange chromatography* Experience in mass spectrometry, especially LC-MS* Experience in data analysis and interpretation* Experience in High throughput production* Working and adhering to standard operating procedures and experience of process analysis and refinement* Good communication skills and effective engagement with colleagues, collaborators or general public
Desirable selection criteria
* Interdisciplinary interests with an emphasis for biology, especially with in vitro and in vivo testing* Experience of the synthesis of fluorescent-labelled oligonucleotides* Experience of the analysis of oligonucleotides; quantification, localization, protein interactions* Experience of large data set analysis
If you or anybody in your network is interested then please get in touch on 0121 726 9711 or email@example.com